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Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
have debts they cannot repay. they have three loans adding up to more than 300,000 euros in total. >> it was so easy to get credit. no questions asked. they just gave us something to sign, and we did not read the small print. if you do not have a regular income and cannot make the payments and you are two or three months behind, then you have to pay a late fee. the apartment has and 85,000- euro mortgage, and we pay up to 200 euros a month just to cover the interest. >> they are not alone. cyprus has the highest level of private household debt in the entire eurozone. when the supreme economy was booming and everyone had jobs, private individuals borrowed some 20 billion euros from banks to buy cars and set up businesses, but this crisis has left many unable to pay back their loans. >> i cannot pay my debt because no customers are coming to my shop, and in addition to the credit, i have to pay rent and wages. >> my loan is 1/5 of my salary, which means it is a balanced loan by the government. >> i need to pay 30,000 pounds each year so my son can study in england. i borrow money to
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Jan 18, 2013 2:30pm PST
.5%, and a similar story for the euro stoxx 50. in new york, trading still under way for the dow jones industrial average, and it is not doing a lot. very little change. the euro trading for $1.3323. >> the chairman of a german steel producer has admitted to making mistakes, saying his supervisory board could have done better, but those mistakes have led to some huge losses for the company. >> the executive dick -- the executive is accused of failing to stop multi-billion dollar projects that went wrong. >> shareholders and employees are pointing the finger at the supervisory board chairman. they accuse him of failing to question bad board decisions. at the general meeting, he fought back, saying he has no intention of stepping down. >> if you ask me whether as a board we could have done things better, i will honestly say yes. we trusted people for too long. we could or should have acted sooner, but we did act once we saw what was going on if we had the appropriate facts, and we acted with resolve. >> hopes for the company's future lie with the new ceo. he fired three top executives last month af
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Jan 3, 2013 2:30pm PST
york where the dow jones is down just slightly. the euro trading down as well. $1.3338. one crucial factor remains fairly strong, the labor market. the picture is mixed. >> germany and the with more people working than ever before, but more people are also looking for a job. figures showing unemployment rose slightly for the ninth month in a row. >> the line's growing in the final months of 2012. many companies are feeling the heat from the eurozone debt crisis and are choosing to cut their work forces instead of taking on new staff. in december, a total of 2.8 million people were unemployed in germany. that was 88,000 more than in november pushing the unemployment rate up to 6.7%. 2012 was a good year for the german labour market. on average, 3 million people were out of a job and the lowest number since reunification. experts say the markets will remain stable throughout 2013. >> if we take the economic data as a basis and we try to predict what could happen in 2013, then we see, on average, are round 2.9 million people will be unemployed. as far as employment is concerned. high n
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Jan 10, 2013 2:30pm PST
to ease terms on its multi-billion euro bailout loan. the irish prime minister has told eu officials that solving his country's debt crisis is his top priority. >> the eu commission president was in dublin on thursday for a meeting to coincide with ireland taking over the rotating presidency. he also praised the irish government's efforts to bring its debt down. >> the irish prime minister and his deputy are looking ahead to six months at the helm of europe. it is a chance to tout ireland as proof that the u.'s reforms for the debt crisis can work. >> economic growth was stronger than expected at the end of last year. the deficit is lower than predicted. >> the irish government itself is confident. it aims to use its experience to help the e you find a way out of the current crisis. >> obviously, the president and his team are very conscious of ireland's own recovery story. we will work very diligently and energetically in terms of our agenda. >> ireland's first task will be to forge compromise on the eu budget in february. other priorities are boosting growth and progress toward an
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Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
spending millions on their campaigns. his people are young and the international and they are not as euro-skeptic as the majority of czechs. >> i'm afraid of many. the european union is doing now. his opinions are a bit more extreme. >> many people seem to be taking his licks in stride or even liking them. as before voting began, their orders to beating up campaign newspapers in the cafes. >> i'm not sure if this is the right guy for a presidency, but he is an interesting one. >> while he attracts all the media attention, there's little interest in the front runners, like the conservative former prime minister who also once headed the office of statistics. we asked the foreign minister if they oppose the establishment. >> i think they are fed up with politicians. >> it is that sentiment that has gotten him this far in the campaign. commentators have called him a potential king-maker. he is not a politician. his latest opera recently premiered and it is a science fiction work in which amphibian's take over the world. they are too clever for the human. they will show that they can also be c
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Jan 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
is expected to be named the next head of the euro group later today. the former president is stepping down after eight years on the job. a man replacing him is virtually untested, but he is the only candidate for the job. >> the dutch finance minister looks set to take on an extra job. he has only just become a minister in his own country but he emerged as the candidate from a small country that is a proponent of unpopular budgeting. >> there seems to be a few basis, a new basis for trust, and we have to work to enhance it and strengthen it and to build new growth in jobs on that basis of trust. that is as short as i can say of what needs to be done in the euro group. >> goodbye to the head of the finance minister since 2005. he spent most of his time deal width democratic crisis and says he is eager to understand that over to somebody else. but apart from designating a new head little else of substance is on the agenda. tell leave a pressing decision on a bail out for cyprus until after elections there. >> since i heard the president has ruled out every form of privatization, i am in a b
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Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
the revised opening date of october this year. over one billion euros more could be needed for the project. it was one disaster to many for klaus wowereit. after a crisis meeting, the mayor of berlin resigned from his post. he has come to represent the continued failure of a project which has been delayed yet again. wowereit not give any information about when the airport will finally be open for business. >> a new deadline cannot be given at the moment, as we have made clear. it will be considered by the supervisory board. work on that will be continued as before, but further steps need to be taken before a new deadline can be given. >> the board has reportedly known about the delay for weeks. wowereit's opponents are not happy about that. some say it is time for him to go. >> at this point, it must be said that klaus wowereit is no longer fit for the job, especially if it is true that he left the public in the dark for weeks, leading as a -- leaving us a disaster that will cost hundreds of billions of euros or more. >> beyond 2014, there is little indication when the new hub might open i
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Jan 24, 2013 2:30pm PST
. the problem is, of course, that he has euro skeptics breathing down his neck in britain in his own party, and i think he is banking on germany and france in particular wanting very much to keep britain in the club, which, of course, they do, but i think he may be puckering too high. the german business community reacted in a very still a way to the threat of but leaving, saying that the german economy would be able to cope with that, though it would of course regret it. even more important, perhaps, the united states reacted very negatively. the relationship between britain and the united states has been the mainstay of british foreign policy for more than a century. yesterday, a member of the state department said that if britain were to leave the european union, that would seriously damage the special relationship between washington and london. >> thank you very much. >> to washington now where u.s. senator john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting d
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Jan 29, 2013 2:30pm PST
more than 90 billion euros back into greece, spain, and portugal in the final quarter of 2012. that is a jump of 9%. the european central bank president has vowed to save the euro at any price. it is thought to have boosted investor confidence. well, here in germany, consumers are becoming increasingly confident about the future, and as a result, they are spending more money. most importantly, they are spending on big-ticket items and long-term investments like real estate. the record rise in consumer sentiment came after three straight months of decline. >> the latest survey, expectations of higher incomes and declining worries. domestic consumption has been playing a central role. >> germany's traditional -- traditionally known as a nation of savers, but right now, people love to spend. the labor market is robust, financial markets stable, and many consumers feel it is the right time to make big purchases like a new home. that is according to the latest survey of consumer analyst, gfk. respondents have given the overall economic outlook a big thumbs up. >> expectations for t
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Jan 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
, international donors have pledged more than 1 billion euros for those displaced by the civil war in the country. united nations secretary general said the fund raising goal had been exceeded. >> representatives from nearly 60 countries met in kuwait to examine how to help with the millions of people who have fled the fighting within syria and the 700,000 who are refugees in neighboring countries. the french military advance against islamist fighters in northern mali continues to make rapid progress. emma the troops have taken control of the airport over the weekend. virtually unopposed, the -- two other cities of the weekend. the french are now negotiating with tuareg rebels, who say they have control. >> onto economic news, and financial markets have been on the rise these past few weeks as hopes have grown that the worst of the year of crisis has passed. today in spain, there's a reminder that things are very bad still for millions of people. revenue figures show spain sank even deeper into recession in the final quarter of last year with the economy contracting faster than ever. more than on
KCSMMHZ
Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
infertile women become mothers. in return, she will receive 750 euros per donation. that is a lot of money for the chemistry student. >> it is not a regular monthly income, but it is enough to help the family that urgently needs money. in my case, i needed to pay the registration fee so that i can keep working towards my master's degree. >> donating eggs is legal, and an increasing number of women in spain are doing it, including here. the clinics pay up to 900 compensation and expenses for the examinations, hormone treatment, and egg extraction. anna needs the money. although she is 26, she is almost too old. this clinic is looking for even younger donors, and it has plenty of applicants to choose from. >> every day, we get calls from two or three women who want to donate eggs. we now have a list of 200 donors, even though we do not have that many potential recipients. >> donating eggs is a lucrative source of income. although in spain it is illegal to sell them, donors receive money in the form of compensation. four years ago, this professor was a member of spain's committee on bioethics
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Jan 23, 2013 2:30pm PST
in east london, the euro cafe is serving up british toast and italian coffee, and the patrons are discussing the european question. >> we should be allowed a say at some point. >> we are definitely part of europe, and i think we will be too small outside of europe. >> but not all londoners are as pro-eu as those in the euro cafe. >> we definitely need to renegotiate our position. it certainly detracts from what we could contribute to our own economy, which is sorely needed. >> i know we can still means -- retain a relationship with our members without necessarily the party. m a cameron's position is one of a strong britain in a more relaxed european alliance, and he says that is something he will fight for. >> david heyman is making his own position very difficult. britain's fate will hinge on its european partners. -- david cameron is making his own position very difficult. if they do not agree, britain is headed toward the exit door, and this is something the prime minister does not want at all. >> cameron's speech has been troubled for months, and battle lines are already b
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Jan 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
. equities worldwide joined in the rally. european shares hit a 20-month high. check out the euro stoxx 50. the dow jones is lapping up the attention. the euro is trading down at the moment. >> now to other news, portuguese -- the president of portugal has asked the country's constitutional court to review the government's disputed budget for this year. he said he was concerned about whether it fairly distributes the burdens of portugal's economic reforms. it includes tax increases and welfare cuts. he signed the budget, despite opposition. he said that was to avoid harming the country's economy. >> the economic exports and the chancellor have warned about of times ahead. when you look at the nation's unemployment, the picture looks pretty good. >> 2012 ended with more people working than ever before, and that after six years of consecutive games. >> the number of people in worked in germany is higher than ever, despite soaring unemployment in many other european countries. new figures show a stable german job market. the number of employed has been rising steadily. in 2012, 41.5 million p
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Jan 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
late in 2012. german companies sold over one trillion euros worth of goods and services by november. that is 4% of on the year before. however, that growth has slowed significantly. in recent months, analysts are blaming weak demand from the eurozone. germany is, of course, one of the world's top exporters. exporters account for almost half of germany's gdp. investors reacted negatively to the deteriorating export situation snuffing out a rally in frankfurt and sending the dax to a - close. our correspondence sent us this summary of the day's trading action from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> a few aspects of the export numbers from germany were well received on the trading floor. for example, the news that demand from other eurozone countries seems to have stabilized. of course, that was not enough to really lift the markets here. investors are a bit hesitant ahead of the earnings report season, and ahead of a meeting of the european central bank's council here in frankfurt this thursday. good news for the eurozone came in for the money markets. the permanent euro rescue fund auc
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Jan 14, 2013 2:30pm PST
. it was a mixed bag. the dax slightly ekes out a gain, about 2/10 of 1%. the euro stoxx 50 was lower. the dow jones industrial average is treading water at 13,509. the euro is dire 0-- higher. the german social democrats are hoping to turn around their falling support in opinion polls by announcing a plan to crack down on income tax evasion by higher earners. the party is planning to make the issue a top campaign topic in the national elections that are taking place letter -- later this year. >> they have been meeting and they and build that plant, which even some inside the party say will not raise -- been meeting and they unveiled that plan, which even some inside the party say will not raise support. >> the social democrat challenger for chancellor says this must stop. >> if the vast majority of german taxpayers feel as if they are the stupid ones for being honest about paying taxes, it begs the question how just is the system in this country. >> the social democrats are calling for a number of measures, including rescinding the licenses of banks accused of systematically helping tax dodge
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Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
republic, so the czech republic is investing some 100 million euros to install phase shifters on the german border. they regulate the current. then, when too much current surges over from germany, the chip grid can simply turn it off, even if that blows some fuses in germany. >> 2013 is a so-called super election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy campaign for the traditional parties. they face competition from a political newcomer. some austrian politicians are reminded of a time in the early 1990's when a man came from the far right and meddled with the traditional austrian political landscape. he died four years ago, and his party has since lost some of its significance, but some former supporters have now found a new political home with a new party. >> he who has the gold makes the rules -- that was the model used when introducing the party in the timber. he was born i
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Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
the current si markets. how is the yen trading ahead of all of this. >> the dollar/yen and the euro/yen, of course, the yen has been a primary factor in the week's rise. 44 to 66, compared it was add ri -- revised before the euro/yen. we have 1.33, comparing to the euro/yen. we may just see the nikkei and the euro/yen trading at a narrow range. >> thank you, ramin mellegard, from the tokyo stock exchange. the nikkei with a gain of one-tenth of a percent. >>> they have voted toyota camry the car of the year. domestic makers dominate the market. representatives from the japanese automaker collected the trophy for the u.s.-built sedan at a ceremony in seoul. the journalist praised the car's price competitiveness. it beat 44 models introduced last year, including vehicles by south korea's kindai. they recently began shipping cars from the u.s. to south korea. our free trade agreement between the countries have slashed terrorist. >> honda and other japanese automakers have also increased ship makers from the u.s. to south korea. south korea is continuing to buy cars for their friendly te
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Jan 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
to add to the 93 million euros of aid it has already sent, both to help mali and neighboring countries like niger where tens of thousands of people have already taken refuge. >> moving to the czech republic and our voting has begun to let the country's new president. around 8 million voters are choosing between two candidates. the foreign minister, the heir to one of central europe's wealthiest aristocratic families. >> he is taking on the former prime minister, to replace the current president. the vote is the country's first direct presidential election with a final day of voting on saturday. the russian parliament has given its initial backing today to a bill that would ban what it calls homosexual propaganda. >> critics say the bill could lead to gay people being fined for demonstrating or even kissing in public. >> there were skirmishes ahead of the parliamentary vote. orthodox activists disrupted a protest by gay rights campaigners before it had even started. demonstrators against the bill say are just fighting for civil rights. >> i am liberal. i am for freedom for all. for gay
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Jan 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
. investigators are saying that the bank manipulated the euro bor. it influences interest rates from everything on home mortgages to car loans. deutsche bank is under investigation for manipulating the libor, the more widely used london interbank interest rate. the dax finished within striking distance of two-year highs. our correspondent sent us this summary of the first trading day of the week. it is yet another unfavorable --, it is yet another unfavorable -- >> it is yet another unfavorable report about an investigation into deutsche bank. penalties could be hefty. still, people are quite relaxed. deutsche bank going up for the day. the trading day was relatively quiet and relaxed, but the level remains high. that high level is part of the reason why boom this bank -- the bundesbank says that germans are richer than ever before. half of the wealth -- the growth in wealth was attributable to the enormous rise in share prices. >> the dax finished down by 1/3 of 1%. the euro stoxx 50 pretty much flat. the dow trading down just slightly. the euro trading at a value of 1.3452. well, who is going
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Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
for the river and an island for the city. >> 1 trillion euros -- that's roughly how much the eu countries lose every year to tax evasion. brussels is not amused, not least because the euro crisis is far from over. now europe is looking for ways to more effectively track down and penalize tax dodgers. in italy, tax collecting is done by the finance police, the guardia de finanza. employees often used dubious methods when chasing down tax defaulters. the tax collectors work on commission. the more people they catch, the better for them. that is putting pressure on ordinary italians, especially small and medium-size companies. >> it was a spectacular protest against italy's new tax laws. the owner of a small beach bar scaled the dome of st. peter's basilica in rome and stayed put for some 24 hours. when he climbed back down, he was greeted by a cheering crowd. [applause] >> i really hope this tax issue is resolved soon and our small businesses as well as the whole economy can pick up again, at least a little. >> the tax measures by italy's technocrat government under the prime minister are anothe
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Jan 31, 2013 2:30pm PST
banking giant as it post more than 2 billion euros in quarterly losses. >> and tornadoes batter six u.s. states in the southeast of the country. >> syria has summoned the head of the united nations mission in israeli-occupied territory. the issue is an israeli air raid on what syrian officials say was a military research center near damascus. >> the arab league has also condemned the strike, but the actual target is still not exactly clear. some reports suggest a weapons convoy believe to be carrying russian-made anti-aircraft missiles from syria into lebanon. >> we will speak to an expert on the region later. first, this report. >> the israeli government has not issued any statement, but national papers are full of the news. u.s. officials say the raid targeted a weapons convoy headed for members of hezbollah, an ally of the syrian president. but the syrian government denied the existence of the vehicles, saying the israeli planes bombed a research center near damascus. russia says the facts are not yet clear but adds that any air strike would be completely unacceptable. >> we are an
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Jan 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
is down in general. the dax loses 1% at the moment. the euro stoxx 50 is down by 0.75%, waiting for wall street, opening up significantly lower, and the dollar -- the euro is also significantly down. and at air berlin is to cut 900 jobs in the next two years. that is one in 10 of its workers, but it has not said which jobs will be going. >> berlin has been making a loss for years, and the job cuts are part of a plan to save 400 million euros. berlin says it wants to focus on its most profitable routes in germany, switzerland, and austria. during the cold war, germany's bundesbank took a bet by soaring gold reserves around the world and left in there after the collapse of communism. >> last year, official auditors point out that official stockpiles abroad have never actually been counted. >> plans are afoot to bring the bars back home, or at least some of them. >> at least he knows what he has in his hands -- his golden globe is nothing more than a thin layer of 24 karat gold covering up something much less precious, and there is no doubt about the quality of the gold in the bundesbanks e
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Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
european partners with his euro skeptics commons. now, he is making a final grand gesture. >> watching televised images of amnestied convicts leaving prison as free citizens. the same people he says are responsible for his losing everything he worked so hard for. now he will be in debt for the rest of his life. >> i will tell you quite openly and with some bitterness i'm no friend of amnesty's like this. it is a sweeping amnesty that is not just affect small-time hoods. at least 120 really big fish who have thousands of victims. >> in the late 1990's, he had a house bill. he paid some 100,000 euros but only got a bear shell. the managers took the money out of the construction company and let it go bankrupt. he had to sink another $100,000 into finishing the house. but that was not all. he feels cheated by the bankruptcy trustee who required him to pay another $100,000 to free the house from bankruptcy. that ruined him. >> i have to come up with some 100,000 euros for the house every month. those are the installments i have to pay for another 15 or 20 years with interest on top. so ther
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Jan 5, 2013 8:00am PST
company's primary products are mosquito nets and aids tests. he's invested 30 million euros in the water filter project. it still pays off. for every ton of co2 he saves, vestergaard frandsen gets climate certificates, which he in turn can sell on the carbon market. >> in the first six months of operation we reduced carbon emissions by 1.35 million tons, which has been sold already to buyers who see this as highly charismatic carbon credits. because it offers carbon offset and it does good! >> 400 kilometers away lies kenya's capital nairobi. the certificates are sold from here through a partner company and this man, tom morton. morton sells the certificates mainly to businesses in europe and the us -- companies that want to offset their own carbon emissions. he passes on most of the money about 10 million euros in the past year. tom morton considers the water filter project highly sustainable because it's stringently controlled. >> carbon finance is about being paid for outcomes. and if you get it wrong then you are not paid. and so there is a much greater incentive to have a very robus
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00am PST
will consider esm bonds an important investment asset. along with other euro denominated bonds issued by major european nations. >> the government plans to use the foreign currency bonds to continue to buying esm bonds. government officials see the moreover as a way to stabilize the european economy and discourage traders from receiving the safety of the yen in case debt problems worsen. >>> unemployment in the eurozone renewed record highs for four straight months in november. the jobless rate was especially high in the countries that continue to implement austerity measures. the eu statistics office announced unemployment in the zone stood at 11.8%. up 0.1 percentage points since october and highest since the euro was introduced in 1999. within the zone, spain showed the highest rate. it rose from 26.6% in spain. many young people out of work under half of those under 25 were jobless in the month. up 0.7 points since october. in portugal, unemployment stood at 16.3%. 14.6% in ireland. for greece, latest data up only to september. the jobless rate in that month, 26%. 0.7 percentage points hig
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Jan 17, 2013 2:30pm PST
a boost to shares said that the dax is up by nearly 1%. euro stoxx 50 rising by about 0.75%. there have been some hints that the debt crisis might be solved and that many states are in a pretty good way. >> thanks for that. >> it is election year here in germany. this september, angela merkel will bid for another four years running the country, and this weekend, there's an early test for her coalition. >> ahead of that, merkel and her government have been touting their economic credentials today in parliament. their message -- while growth is slowing this year, germany has weathered the euro crisis pretty well. >> merkel is counting on that message winning the day both this weekend and in september, but the opposition has other ideas. >> with an important state election coming up this weekend in lower saxony, the campaign rhetoric is getting hotter. reporting on the condition of germany's economy, the economics minister was keen to take as much credit as possible for record employment numbers, rising income, and falling debt. >> it is no accident that our economy is in good shape. it is
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Jan 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
of the european military system was for the euro and it was the work of franco-german relations. >> they paid tribute to the fallen of the first world war. germany and france would stand by one another. the current german and french leaders are hardly united in the struggle for stability of the european currency, but some say that is nothing new. >> there is one thing to take from 50 years since the treaty is that we do make a difference. but this is perhaps not the worst strategy for getting through the current crisis. >> for more, we have our correspondent from the parliamentary studios. franco-german relations have been put to the test over the last year. has it caused by problems to date? >> of course the two have had their cautious over the strategy meant in tackling the eurozone debt crisis. we know that merkel is very fond of talking about universality. the clashes have been stronger between other heads of government between france and germany in the past 30 years. it is so fundamental to the sense of their identity. any clashes will not seriously rock about. >> why not britain or any
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Jan 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
at the dollar/yen. firmly at 90.96 to 98. we did see it touching 90 at one point. euro/yen, 122.44 to 49 as well there. the euro gaining against the yen as well. so that's going to be an interesting factor to see how that plays into today's markets as well. ai? >> what key data can we expect this week other than earnings reports? >> we're going to go through quite a few, but of course the perils due out on friday. also some manufacturing and housing data to two other key areas, which analysts will be looking at closely, the big drops numbers on friday. we'll see if we can retest that 11,000 level. ai, back to you. >> thanks a lot for that update, ramin. ramin mellegard from the tokyo stock exchange. ramin just mentioned jobs data, so let's see what's happening on the global scene this week. first on wednesday, the preliminary estimate for economic growth for september of 2012 will be released. they had released a q4 gdp from the first quarter. also the fomc will be opening up its meeting. as people around the world take measures to shore up their committees, they're looking to see what the fed w
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Jan 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
to look forward to the new year. to not mention the fact that the euro crisis has calmed to the point that investment is possible again in troubled countries. >> in a global economy the face of companies like schuler is tied to markets throughout the world. for now the mechanical engineers say that they can count on strong demands, especially from china. >> if i don't think we have reason to be pessimistic. businesses always connected to psychology. i think that lots of german companies are in a very good position and the demand for many products, in the machine and equipment area, is extremely high and it will remain so. >> german engineering firms head into the new year with confidence a sign the job market will remain stable in the months ahead. >> if you are looking ahead with optimism to the new year you are not alone. pope benedict predicts peace will prevail in 2013. >> the pontiff made his upbeat forecast to mark the catholic church's world day of peace. he was convinced of humanity's capacity to live without conflict despite the inequality and terrorism afflicting many parts
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Jan 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
up closer to that magic 8000 market today. eurostoxx50 surged 1/3%. >> the euro is going for $1 u.s. 58. -- $1.3058. >> the free democrats are struggling. they're holding their annual meeting this weekend. they're under pressure to come up with something good. many in the party are skeptical that he house what it takes. they could very well crash out of the german parliament later this year for the first time. where exactly are they hiding? let's find out from our political correspondent. some blame their woes on this worsening. is that fair? >> they have not exactly prospered under his leadership. since it became party chairman a year-and-a-half ago, they have been booted out of four of the 16 state parliaments. polling figures are languishing below 5% meaning they would not get back into parliament in the upcoming election. whether he should bear all the blame for that, it is unclear, but many believe the party would be more attractive if they had a different leader. there was an opinion poll showing that he could possibly be replaced by a party veteran. >> what will happen up t
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Jan 16, 2013 2:30pm PST
, and it is lower. as for the euro against the dollar, it is declining. >> when we come back after a short break, the small town in eastern germany that has declared war on the far right npd, as they try to gain a foothold there. >> that and more after the break. >> stay with us. >> thanks for staying with us. >> welcome back. we begin with the story of a small town in eastern germany that has seen the far right npd party convince many residents to give it its support. some have organized to resist that. >> and they have been recognized by germany's jewish community. the group emerged to resist the influence of the neo-nazi npd. the npd set up major headquarters in the town several years ago. >> the party quickly turned into a powerful force. here is a story of how locals who objected organized. >> pretty houses and clean streets. it looks idyllic, but appearances can deceive. there's no industry, and there are few jobs. many young people have moved away. yet, one group is moving in in increasing numbers -- right wing extremists from western germany. leaders of the far right npd party have chose
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
. the calculations are based on an exchange rate of 85 yen to the dollar and 115 yen to the euro. the japanese currency has been weaker than that lately, so this would be considered a cautious outlook. executive vice president toshizo tanaka added he expects the global situation to improve later this year. >> translator: we hope that economic measures introduced by the u.s. and china will help fuel consumption in the latter half of the year. >>> south korean export verse dramatically increased their global market share the recent years with you the tide seems to be turning. a search in the value of the yuan is one reason. >> reporter: weak yuan has provided a strong foundation for exporters but the good times may be coming to an end. is the won has risen against the yen 30% since last june. the currency is fluctuating between 1,100 to 1,200 per 100 yen. the won continued to rise against the dollar. last month, the korea automotive research institute released a report called the recent weakening of the yen and its effects on the car industry. th hyundai motor group is south korea's largest carm
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Jan 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
this week. milan wants to impose a 70% tax rate of anyone with an annual income of more than 1 million euros. >>> that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitigawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.
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